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You can’t go wrong with one of these romantic, foolproof first-dance songs. From tried and true oldies, like Elvis Presley’s « I can’t help falling in love with you,” to more modern hits, this list is the perfect starting point for your first-dance song search.

I’m sharing my top 10 songs in English if you’d like to know my top 10 songs in Spanish and French send me a message 😉

My complete playlist (which include even more options) is here:

1. « Dance with life » Bryan Ferry

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“I was thinking out loud
One life’s such a short time for love
When a match made in heaven arrives
Eternity is never enough”


2. « Someone like you » Van Morrison

Lyrics you’ll love: 

I’ve been searching a long time someone exactly like you,

I’ve been traveling all around the world

Waiting for you to come through”


3. « I can’t help falling in love with you » Elvis Presley

Lyrics you’ll love:

“Like a river flows surely to the sea 

darling, so it goes some things are meant to be 

take my hand, take my whole life too 

for I can’t help falling in love with you”


4. « You and I (Nobody in the world) » John Legend

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“You stop the room when we walk in

spotlights on everybody staring,

tell all of these boys they’re wasting their time.

.. And this evening I, won’t let the feeling die

I never wanna leave your side”


5. « The way you look tonight » Tony Bennett

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“With each word your tenderness grows

tearin’ my fear apart

and that laugh wrinkles your nose

touches my foolish heart”


6. « Perfect » Ed Sheeran

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“Well, I found a woman,

stronger than anyone I know,

she shares my dreams,

I hope that someday  I’ll share her home

I found a love,

to carry more than just my secrets

to carry love, to carry children of our own »


7. « This could be heaven » Seal

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“Whoever thought we would get this far
Trying for all these years
The thought that we would fade away
Is more then I could bear

I would do anything if you would stay

If you’d stay”


8. « When a man loves a woman » Michael Bolton

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on anything else
He’ll trade the world
For the good thing he’s found


9. « After all » Peter Cetera and Cher

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“After all the stops and starts

We keep coming back to these two hearts

Two angels who’ve been rescued from the fall

And after all that we’ve been through

It all comes down to me and you

I guess it’s meant to be

Forever you and me After all”


10. « You Are the Best Thing » Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics you’ll love: 

“The way you move me it’s crazy

It’s like you see right through me

And make it easier

Believe me, you don’t even have to try”

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